News from SnackPack

News from SnackPack

We work closely with Snackpack the organisation in Exeter and District that work with children up to the age of 18 who live with Type 1 diabetes.  We were pleased to help fund their Dartmoor Weekend mentioned below.

We have just had another very successful Residential Weekend away for 24 of our Children. The weekend was at the River Dart Country Park from Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June. The Children were accompanied by 9 members of Staff from the RD&E Pediatric Diabetic Team, who give up their time to look after the children. The Children were involved in a range of activities including raft building, campfire singing, Zorbing, Canoeing to name but a few. The children gain so much from the weekend and also learn how to manage their Diabetes and meet others in the same position as them. Lifelong friendships are made.

There are several members of the Snackpack Committee who will be standing down at the next AGM in January, including the Chair, Vice-Chair and two very long standing members. If anyone is interested in getting involved could they please e-mail snackpack@post.com for more information.

One of our young Members, Dylan Cleverley has recently completed the Swim 22 for Diabetes UK, raising just over £1000.00. Dylan was nominated  for an award in the Pride of Mid Devon 2016.  Not only did he win Young Hero of the year, but also he was the overall winner.  Well done Dylan.